On 10 Dec 2004, at 07:20, Tom Copeland wrote:

> ...using various session storage containers is here:
>
> http://elitists.net/~kain/sessions/index.html
>
> It's by Scott Barron of EliteJournal fame

Since I see Scott reads this list,

> This test was done on NetBSDs FFS which  seems to slow down greatly 
> when creating files in a directory containing  hundreds of thousands 
> of files.

Are you using UFS dirhashing?

 From FreeBSD's NOTES file (I believe Free got it from Net):

# Directory hashing improves the speed of operations on very large
# directories at the expense of some memory.
options         UFS_DIRHASH